The CIA team which flew to the spot in a helicopter
scoured the three storied complex for more than six hours in
the compound, 'The Dawn' reported.
According to the report, police and other sources did
not confirm the visit, but 'The Express Tribune' quoting their
sources said that more than five CIA forensic experts were
flown into Abbottabad.
The team scoured the heavily-guarded compound in Bilal
Town for an hour for additional clues, for example, evidence
hidden in walls or buried under floors or elsewhere in the
Sleuths of Pakistan's spy agencies accompanied the CIA
experts who reportedly used sophisticated equipment to scour
the compound, looking for clues, the report said.
Police was tasked to make a second cordon 600 feet
away from the bin Laden compound.
Media persons were barred from covering the trip and
television cameramen were not allowed to film the compound
even from a distance. The visit comes after Pakistani
authorities granted the Pentagon's request to allow CIA
experts to visit the compound where bin Laden had reportedly
lived undetected for years.
Yesterday's visit by the CIA team was first for
the agency sleuths to enter a complex that it had previously
scrutinised only from a distance, using satellites, stealth
drones and spies operating from a nearby safe house before bin
Laden was killed in the operation undertaken by US Navy SEALS
commandos on May 2.
Islamabad: A CIA forensic team has
carried out an extensive search of slain al Qaeda chief Osama
bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout hunting for concealed chambers
where he might have stashed his terror blueprints.
First Published: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 18:44